Minneapolis Preterm Labor Injury Attorneys
Preterm labor could begin as early as 20 weeks. Premature birth, and the injuries associated with it, is usually the most likely result in these cases. Possible premature birth complications include immediate dangers, like low birth weight, breathing difficulties, underdeveloped organs and vision problems, as well as long-term issues, like behavioral issues and cognitive delays. Symptoms of preterm labor could be obvious, like membrane rupture or vaginal bleeding, or subtle, like a backache or mild abdominal cramps.
Normally, certain risk factors are present in preterm labor situations. These risk factors include previous preterm labor issues, multiple pregnancy (twins or triplets), substance abuse, and stressful life events, such as the death of a close friend, during pregnancy. Doctors should be aware of these red flags and respond to them appropriately. Unfortunately, largely for economic reasons, that doesn’t always happen. Some physicians prioritize making money over attention to detail.
In contrast, the detail-oriented Minneapolis preterm labor injury lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman thoroughly review your case from multiple angles. So, we are able to build a solid, evidence-based claim. At the same time, we also anticipate possible legal defenses and other issues, so we can deal with them appropriately. Furthermore, we are mindful that the clock is ticking in these cases. So, we quickly and decisively stand up for your legal and financial rights.
Why Should I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
When families deal with unexpected situations like a seriously-ill child, filing a legal claim for damages is usually the last thing on their minds. Frequently, families don’t associate these issues with negligence, or a lack of care. Instead, they assume they must deal with the situation without any outside help.
Obtaining that help is the best reason to file a birth injury or other negligence claim. The plain and simple fact is that chronic health issues, like the effects of a childhood brain injury, are extremely expensive. These incidents often push families to the breaking point from an emotional perspective. Additional financial strain is often more than they can handle.
Only a Minneapolis preterm labor injury lawyer can obtain maximum compensation in these cases. This compensation usually includes money to pay sky-high medical bills as well as something extra that helps families move on emotionally.
Incidentally, a negligence claim does not “blame” anyone for a birth injury. Instead, these claims are simply about responsibility. If a doctor unintentionally runs over your mailbox, the doctor must pay to replace it. The same principle applies here.
Furthermore, most personal injury claims settle out of court. So, there’s no need to worry about an emotional legal showdown which places a spotlight on your newborn. Instead, most families are simply able to move on with their lives.
How Do I Know Which Lawyer is Right for Me?
There are literally hundreds of qualified birth injury attorneys in Minneapolis. Almost all of them can competently handle most claims. To find the right one for you, focus on the following areas during your search:
- Experience: Law school teaches students to think like lawyers. Only experience teaches them how to effectively advocate for clients. Your case is far too valuable to be an inexperienced lawyer’s training tool.
- Dedication: Negligence in general, and medical negligence in particular, is a very nuanced area of the law. Attorneys who are very experienced in other areas might only handle a few negligence matters on the side. These lawyers might miss key details in your case.
- Accessibility: Attorneys are accessible via the internet and telephone. But these meetings cannot substitute for face-to-face interaction. So, your lawyers should be physically accessible. But over-accessibility could be a red flag. If you are a lawyer’s only client, there might be a reason for that.
Your search should be thorough. Picking a lawyer is perhaps the most important decision a family can make. However, do not take too long. You have a limited amount of time to act in these cases.
Connect with a Savvy Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced preterm labor injury lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Attorneys can connect victims with top-notch doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.